Tommy Johnson Jr. posted the quickest time in Funny Car Thursday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the final day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
NHRA Today: Indy testing recap
Indianapolis Bureau chief John Kernan checked in with NHRA’s Lewis Bloom at the Wally Parks NHRA Studio about the final day of testing at Lucas Oil Raceway. Kernan goes in depth with former Indy winner Richie Crampton and Tommy Johnson Jr. Johnson is looking to add his name to the long list of Funny Car winners at the Big Go.
Ed McCulloch is one of a short list of drivers to have won NHRA national events in both nitro classes. He scored six victories at the U.S. Nationals, making him part of an even shorter list of those who have won the Big Go in both nitro classes.
Leah Pritchett and Terry McMillen are currently tied for 10th in points heading into the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals and battling for the final spot in the Countdown to the Championship in Top Fuel. Both drivers took part in an NHRA teleconference to discuss their battle for the final position and the big event ahead.
NHRA fans who took part in a recent online poll on NHRA.com were asked to pick their favorites in a variety of topics, including favorite racetracks, favorite classes, and favorite drivers.
Richie Crampton, the 2014 Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals winner, posted the quickest time in Top Fuel Wednesday at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during the opening day of testing for the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals.
Worsham pulling extra duty in pre-Indy test sessions
Reigning NHRA Mello Yello Funny Car champion Del Worsham is getting a lot of seat time at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis during pre-Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals testing, not in his powerful DHL Toyota Funny Car, but in Funny Car of Kalitta Motorsports teammate Alexis DeJoria and the Top Fueler of teammate Doug Kalitta.
Nitro cars take to Indy track for pre-event testing
The first of two days of Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals testing is under way at Lucas Oil Raceway at Indianapolis. Indianapolis bureau chief John Kernan was on hand and filed this report on the day’s progress.
Indianapolis is the fifth venue at which the Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals has been held. Here's a look back at the six editions of the Big Go before it was held in Indy for the first time in 1961.
Big Go Block Party kicks off Indy festivities
The Big Go Block Party returned to Brownsburg, Ind., Aug. 23 as the community celebrated the upcoming Chevrolet Performance U.S. Nationals. The party, hosted by the town of Brownsburg, NHRA, Lucas Oil Raceway, Don Schumacher Racing, and John Force Racing, featured family activities, entertainment, concessions, and an autograph session.